Today's CBC, and purchase of new computer
Monday, August 10, 2015
It's been a long and tiring day; part of the problem was not enough sleep again last night. Had my weekly CBC done this morning; hemoglobin is still going down, and it only went down to 9.1, so while it's low enough to make me tired, it's not low enough yet to meet the criteria for a blood transfusion. I was not happy that I had my lab work done at 9:30am, yet it took until 6:30pm for my report to be posted online. It use to be, it was only a 2-3 hour wait for most tests to show up online, but ever since the hospital switched to a new computer system almost 6 weeks ago, it seems like everything is just slowed down now, not better.
After I had my lab work done, Penny and I went to Staples and I bought my new computer, a Dell Inspirion (not sure of the spelling) desktop. I decided to stick with a desktop because that is what I've always used and am use too. I like the large monitor I am currently using, especially if I am going to watch a TV show online, and I also use an ergonomic keyboard. I've used the ergonomic keyboard for so long, that if I try to type on regular keyboard, it's like I never learned to type at all. A few years ago when I was in the hospital, my mom brought me her laptop so I could get online, but it was impossible for me to type on that tiny keyboard, so I gave up on it.
The salesman gave me as many deals as he could to bring the price down for me, and another deal I got with it was Kindle HD 6 for $24.99. I'm happy with my current Kindle, but it's 5 years old, so I figured if I could get the Kindle HD that cheap, it wouldn't hurt to have it as kind of a back up too, if my old Kindle ever quits on me. I still have almost 1000 books on the old Kindle, so I will keep using it to read those, but any books I download on the new computer, I will probably put on the new Kindle. I don't have wi-fi, so I have to wait til I am somewhere that has wi-fi available before I can activate the new Kindle.
I won't actually have the computer home until Thursday though; they are getting everything set up for me on it. I have Carbonite to back up my files (documents, pictures, etc. ) and they will start the process of transferring all those to the new computer; when they are ready for that step, they will call me and I will give them the password for my Carbonite. I had Carbonite on a previous computer and it saved all the important stuff for me. It really made transitioning to a new computer much easier.